A new trailer has been released for the upcoming Yves Saint Laurent film which has already debuted in the UK, to premiere in US theaters in July. Directed by Jalil Lespert, actor Pierre Niney will play the role of the trailblazing fashion designer, with Guillaume Gallienne playing his lover and business partner, Pierre Bergé.
View trailer below.
The film is in French, and follows the designer’s life from his early forays into the industry, his time at Dior, and the establishment of his own fashion house that redefined the trajectory of ready to wear and the world of couture.
The official synopsis reads:
Paris, 1957. 21 year old Yves is catapulted to international stardom as the successor to Christian Dior who has recently died. At his first catwalk show he meets Pierre Bergé, who will become his lover and business partner, and begins a relationship that will change his life forever. Just a few years later however he’s subjected to the public humiliation of being fired. Refusing to succumb to his critics and self-doubt, he creates the Yves Saint Laurent fashion house and presents the first-ever ‘ready to wear’ collection, shocking the world of couture.
YVES SAINT LAURENT follows the designer as he attempts to democratise fashion against the backdrop of Sixties’ liberation, battling his personal demons to build an empire that would be renowned for liberating women all over the world.